HPAʻS Ka Makani Strength and Conditioning Adds Classes

Wed April 23, 2014

J. Ka’ai Spencer, Hawaii Preparatory Academyʻs strength and conditioning coordinator, has added two class times to the Ka Makani Strength and Conditioning schedule. All classes are open to the public.

A new Level 1 class runs from 8 to 9 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday and another new Level 1 class runs from 5:45 to 7 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. All classes are held at HPAʻs Nakamaru Fitness Center at the Upper Campus.

HPA Presents An Evening of Song, Dance, and Music

Sat April 19, 2014

Hawaii Preparatory Academyʻs performing arts students will present their spring production, An Evening of Song, Dance, and Music About Beginnings, Rainbows, and Love, at 7 p.m., on April 24 and 25 at the schoolʻs Gates Performing Arts Center. Tickets, which only are available at the door, are $10 for adults and $5 for students.

HPA Commencement Set For May 23

Fri April 11, 2014

Commencement ceremonies for the Hawaii Preparatory Academy will be held starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 23, in Castle Gymnasium at the school's Upper Campus. The ceremony is open to the public.

One hundred eight graduating seniors will take part in the program. Headmaster Lindsay Barnes will preside. Rika Inaba, senior class leader and Upper School Japanese teacher, will deliver the commencement address.

For more information, call 808-881-4002.

HPA Accepting Registration for Summer Programs

Fri April 18, 2014

Looking for an exciting way to spend the summer? Experience summer at HPA! Summer programs are open to all—from toddlers to students entering grade 12.

For registration and information about these and other summer programs, contact the Auxiliary Programs Office at 808-881-4088 or summer@hpa.edu, or visit the school website at www.hpa.edu.

Students and Teachers Volunteer at Puʻu Mali Resortation Area

Thu April 24, 2014

Nine Upper School students and teachers Phillip Cheng and Jaime Johnson recently spent two days volunteering at Pu'u Mali Restoration Area. The Mauna Kea Forest Restoration Project organized the activity.

Thirty-Eighth Annual Horse Show April 27 at HPA Show Events Include Jumping and Play Day

Wed April 23, 2014

The Thirty-Eighth Annual Horse Show, featuring Jumping and Play Day events, will be held at Hawaii Preparatory Academy (HPA) at 9 a.m. on Sunday, April 27, at the school’s Upper Campus in Waimea.

Judges are Nancy Steinecke of Kapaau, 2014 United States Equestrian Federation ʻrʻ Dressage, ʻrʻ Dressage TD, and Laura Rose of Waimea, clinician and trainer.

Riders will compete in the following classes:

Play Day (All classes try to be grouped by ability.)

1. Walk/Trot Pleasure (English or Western)

Highlights from Earth Day at HPA

Sat April 19, 2014

Hawaii Preparatory Academy hosted its Third Annual Earth Day Family Celebration and Environmental Science Symposium on Saturday, April 19, at the school’s Ulu Malama Terrace Farm, located at the Upper Campus. Here are highlights:

Dr. Paul Nakayama Named To Board of Trustees at Hawai‘i Preparatory Academy

Fri April 18, 2014

Dr. Paul Nakayama has been appointed to the board of trustees at Hawai‘i Preparatory Academy (HPA). Gregory R. Mooers, chairman, announced the appointment after the board’s recent meeting in Waimea.

Book Swap is a Huge Success!

Fri April 18, 2014

More than 2,400 books were “swapped” at The Friends of the HPA Librariesʻ Biennial Book Swap held April 10 and 11 at the Lynn Taylor Library. Students in grades K-8 participated in this highly-anticipated event.

“Many thanks to the volunteers who sorted books, set up the tables of books, manned the checkout table, constantly straightened out the books as classes came through, and stayed to put things back in order on Friday afternoon,” said David Giff, Village Campus library media specialist.


Middle School Students are Winners in Creative Writing Competition

Mon April 14, 2014

Seventh graders Tess Savage and Ruthy Gerstenberger placed first and third, respectively, in the “Real Women” Creative Writing Competition for Grades 5-12. The competition was sponsored by the County of Hawaiʻi Committee on the Status of Women in celebration of "National Womenʻs History Month." Students wrote about a significant female who has influenced their lives.

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